Meet The 2021 planningTeam
Alec attained his degree in culinary arts while living in Baton Rouge and is currently pursuing his M.B.A. in Tennessee. He is a practicing heathen in New Orleans Lamplight Circle, and has served as the Wyld Fire's High Priest for the past six years. He and his wife Angie are well-known at Gryphon's Nest Campground's many events, and is the father of six children.
Tom has been part of the Pagan and polyamory community for over twenty years, and along
with his wife Jessa, organizes Drums in the Swamp and Reunion of the Spirits at Gryphon's Nest Campground. Tom has almost 40 years of experience in advanced technology strategy and data science. He earned an MS in Public Policy from the University of Rochester, was Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Buffalo, and served as the mayor of a small town.
Ty is a practicing Gaian Wiccan working toward a bachelor's degree in business sustainability, and is the founder of New Orleans Lamplight Circle, Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Project, and the Wyld Fire Beltane Hunt. She is the nonprofit coordinator at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and has worked with nonprofit organizations in various capacities for 15 years. She is guided by a strong desire to bring communities together, and hopes to create an intentional community with her husband Sanan.
Vovin embodies the magician as creator. He has crafted albums, oracle decks, books of poetry, and designed
rituals for many popular magical festivals.
Vovin has been a active member of Gryphon's Nest since his first Beltane Hunt in 2014. He is a performer, VJ and musician, a poet and published author, workshop presenter, web coder, and one of the Oracles of #LaRFI.
Alex is a New Orleans-based educator and diviner, specializing in heathen religious practices and medieval sorcery. Alex is the Vice President of Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride, and works to strengthen ties in the Pagan community. He and his wife Emily are the founders of the occult school Academie Gnostique.
Thank you to our planning committee members for donating your time to make this event possible!
What Guides Us
We believe the subconscious is the spiritual "seat" of the individual, so we create experiences that are steeped in historical tradition, symbology, poetry, pattern, and art. This is a language that can penetrate the subconscious, allowing the attendee to make connections between themselves and nature that they might normally overlook.
We are people from different walks of life, careers, political opinions, and spiritual traditions, coming together as one tribe. We share a love for the land, and use this event as an opportunity to create unity in a world of division.
Diversity is part of what makes spiritual connections deeper and more meaningful. Anyone may be a part of the Wyld Fire Beltane Hunt... there are no prerequisites. We welcome and respect our LGBTQ, BIPOC, and immigrant siblings. We welcome the stranger and the non-Pagan.